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Found 21 results

  1. Analysis of anatomical changes and Neck angle https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-63439-0
  2. An interesting article that discusses the “Golden Age” of sauropods, the Morrison Formation is reported to have yielded 13 genera and 24 species of sauropods. For collectors makes identification of teeth a pretty daunting task... Paper. https://giw.utahgeology.org/giw/index.php/GIW/article/view/42
  3. Sauropods in Canada?

    Hi I’m wondering are there any Sauropods found in Canada (Alberta)? Wouldn’t it be possible to have Sauropods in Canada? Is there anything found? Thank you!!
  4. A short paper and article on sauropod teeth from North Africa. Nothing new just more info. Paper https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338689936_Sauropod_dinosaur_fossils_from_the_Kem_Kem_and_extended_'Continental_Intercalaire'_of_North_Africa_A_review Article: https://theconversation.com/what-we-learned-from-dinosaur-teeth-in-north-africa-130894
  5. Excellent video on the Morrison formation...its part one of a three part series. Recommended to all those interested in the late Jurassic of North America.. educational, good introduction to the Morrison Fm.....opinions offered in the video might not be shared by all paleontologists, but thats typical...enjoy its good https://t.co/pzMTB7wMOc?amp=1
  6. Bipedal Sauropods!

    Trackways in Texas show Sauropods may have waded on two front legs. Not the first time this has been seen either. I wonder if that's why brachiosaurus's front legs were so long? https://www.newscientist.com/article/2231408-dinosaur-tracks-seem-to-show-giant-sauropod-wading-on-two-front-legs/amp/
  7. The Real Jurassic World Program

    Carter and I are starting to slowly begin work on a program that will be about Jurassic era Dinosaurs. We will not do this until the 2020/2021 school year and I am really pretty excited. We decided to stop pursuing other dinosaur fossils (except for a Hell Creek Anky/Nodo lol) so that we can start piecing this together. We have about 10 months to make this happen. Educationally speaking it will be awesome to focus a program on the Jurassic era and show kids what dinosaurs were really running around at this time. This presents some fun challenges for us as collectors. Morrison Formation fossils are harder to find and more expensive so this will be a pretty significant change in how we collect. We can bargain shop to some extent but we will have to get into a higher price range. Carter and I know we have to save our money and be patient. We will also have a much more limited number of sources which I am actually okay with. I really like our primary source for Jurassic stuff. I have to get familiar with this fossil material so I have to find and study whatever publications exist but this is something I really like. We may also take a look at a European Dino or two. I have seen some Sauropod fossils from the UK and some stuff from Portugal that was interesting though pricey. We have yet to hop across the pond for dinos yet but if we are ever going to do that, this would be the program to do it I think. We have a head start on this. We have our nice Diplodocus bone. We have a couple of nice Camarasaurus pieces too. We have a small piece of Stegosaur gular armor. We also have a partial Theropod tooth, sold as Allosaurus but in need of a closer look. It is not a lot of material for sure but we can build from what we have and develop a really solid program I think. Presenting a fairly complete fauna will be hard. The herbivores I am not too worried about. I have a line on a Camptosaurus piece and I am sure we can track down another nice large Sauropod fossil. Dryosaurus is another possibility. The Theropod material is quite intimidating though. Rare and expensive is my first impression. I am not too worried about Allosaurus but beyond that, I think it will be really challenging to find any other fossils in our price range. I think we need fossils from two large bodied and one medium or small theropod to really present a decent picture of the ecosystem. Tall order but I am hopeful we can do it. We have do have a long way to go with this for sure but we made a little progress. Literally speaking we made a tiny bit of progress but it is a pretty cool addition despite the diminutive nature of the fossil We secured ourselves a tiny 2mm Ornithopod tooth that could belong to Nanosaurus. We had asked @Troodon about this one awhile ago and that was his opinion. I finally got around to grabbing it. Nanosaurus is a great dinosaur to include for us because they were tiny and pretty cute. It will represent a great contrast with the giant dinosaurs of this era. Kids will love it. It was also in the bargain category price wise. We may not get to update this for awhile but I thought starting the TFF collection now would be a fun way to celebrate our tiny new fossil.
  8. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/aug/05/new-dinosaur-found-hiding-in-plain-sight-in-south-african-museum?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR2c3PJ3Rm2OSSY57BvPQt7tivNYZySy87Vw1OtHRgJCrj9gV3w3IwGP-mU
  9. https://www.france24.com/en/20190204-dinosaur-defended-itself-with-spiny-backbone-found-patagonia https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/introducing-bajadasaurus-pronuspinax/ http://novataxa.blogspot.com/2019/02/bajadasaurus.html
  10. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/arsc-sfn120618.php
  11. https://phys.org/news/2018-11-ancient-skeletons-ancestors-giant-dinosaurs.html https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1048164/dinosaur-discovery-brazil-Royal-Society-social-life-Biology-Letters-santa-maria-university http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/2018/11/20/dinosaur-brazil/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A DiscoverBlogs (Discover Blogs)
  12. https://www.france24.com/en/20181102-paleontologists-discover-new-sauropod-species-argentina
  13. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/45719806 https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/10/first-true-giant-12-tonne-jurassic-dinosaur-discovered-in-south-africa.html
  14. http://novataxa.blogspot.com/2018/09/yizhousaurus.html http://www.bernama.com/en/world/news.php?id=1642227
  15. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6078665/First-dinosaur-footprints-mainland-Scotland-left-Long-necked-sauropods.html https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/new-dinosaur-footprints-are-first-evidence-of-prehistoric-beasts-on-scottish-mainland_uk_5b7ac640e4b018b93e95fd96?guccounter=1&guce_referrer_us=aHR0cDovL2MubmV3c25vdy5jby51ay9BLzk1MDk4Nzc5MT8tMTcwMTI6MzE3Nw&guce_referrer_cs=IiuhhI65aC5Eez4WyhZbfg https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45246169
  16. https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/09/huge-gentle-giant-dinosaur-size-double-decker-bus-discovered-argentina-7695748/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5934365/A-dinosaur-big-double-decker-bus-roamed-Earth-200-million-years-ago-unearthed.html
  17. Dinosaur eggs from Guizhou

    Are these dinosaur eggs? They are from Guizhou, China. About 18cm long. Possibly eggs of Sauropods?
  18. Wear Facets On Rebbachisaurus teeth

    I've been reading a few papers on Sauropods and the topic of wear facets got me thinking. I own 30 plus Rebbachisaurus teeth and only two of them have labial wear facets. Every other tooth with a wear facet has a lingual wear facet. That doesn't really make any sense to me. For most sauropods with tooth to tooth contact, the upper teeth will have a lingual wear facet and the lower teeth will have labial. It could be that I just happen to own mostly upper teeth but I don't think so. Most every Rebbachisaurus tooth you see has a lingual wear facet. Any thoughts on that.
  19. Dinosaur material from Uzbekistan is becoming a bit more available to the collector. Most of the material being offered for sale are theropod teeth with the occasional claw, see my post from earlier this year. Sauropod material has yet to hit the market but my bet is that will change if there is a profit to be made. A new paper that will soon be published identifies teeth from several countries in Central Asia including Uzbekistan. The material shown below comes from the same towns and formation the theropod material comes from: The Bissekty Formation, Touronian in age from the Kyzylkum Desert. The material is identified as Titanosaurid indet. and has not been assigned to any specific taxon simply because of the lack of diagnostic material. They do comment that vertebrae found in these localities bear affinities to two Chinese sauropods Dongyangosaurus sinensis and Baotianmansaurus henanensis. All of the teeth from Uzbekistan are small, narrow-crowned, 'pencil-shaped' , some with wear facets. Only these type of teeth are know from this region. Scale bars: 1 mm Map of localities were sauropod material was found: Reference: Averianov, A., Sues, H.-D., Review of Cretaceous sauropod dinosaurs from Central Asia, Cretaceous Research (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2016.09.006. Doushantuo provide this paper in one of his links, more focused on the Bissekty Fm https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308013044_Sauropod_teeth_from_the_Upper_Cretaceous_Bissekty_Formation_of_Uzbekistan
  20. Dino Flatulence

    Last year researchers published a paper suggesting that sauropod dinosaurs would have made a contribution to climate change in the Mesozoic by producing as much as 520 million tons of methane gas. However, little research has been done into the fossil sites where accumulations of coprolites are associated with sauropods proving that sauropods produced enough methane gas to warm the earth. Are there any fossil sites around the world where sauropod remains have been found in association with multiple coprolites? If so, then we might hypothesize that the biggest flatulence by sauropod dinosaurs may have been due to the fact that the sauropods that were physically exhausted after long migrations across barren landscapes may have consumed too much plant material. Note: If a Chinese gas company found a turiasaur skeleton in Xinjiang that is associated with coprolite pyramids, then that sauropod would be named Gasotitan (just as Gasosaurus was named because it was found by a Chinese gas company).